Research Milestone in CCHF Virus Could Help Identify New Treatments

New research into the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a tick-borne virus which causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans similar to that caused by Ebolavirus, has identified new cellular factors essential for CCHFV infection. This discovery has the potential to lead to novel targets for therapeutic interventions against the pathogen.

– Texas Biomedical Research Institute|18-Sep-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Study of Ocean Upwelling Near California Shows Greater Variability Over Latter Part of 20th Century

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A nearly 600-year reconstruction of climate indicators along the West Coast of North America indicates that upwelling in the California Current became more variable over the latter part of the 20th century.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|18-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Study Favors Quantum Mind

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Microtubule properties consistent with quantum theory of consciousness.

– Center for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Department of Anesthesiology |18-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

A More Efficient, Lightweight and Low-Cost Solar Cell

Scientists trying to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were long hampered by drawbacks of metal electrodes. Now comes a more efficient, easily processable and lightweight solar cell that can use any metal for the electrode, breaking down this barrier.

– University of Massachusetts Amherst|18-Sep-2014 2:40 PM EDT

New Insights on an Ancient Plague Could Improve Treatments for Infections

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Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections.

– Duke Medicine|18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Down Syndrome Helps Researchers Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center. The researchers looked at the role of the brain protein amyloid-β in adults living with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that leaves people more susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Research Yields a Game Changer for Improving Understanding of Ebola and Great Apes

A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Must Women Be Seen to Be Heard?

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A new article in the National Communication Association journal Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies examines the voice in TV advertising and its relation to visual image and gender. Do advertising voice-overs affect consumer perceptions of gender? Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, Mark Pedelty, an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, and Morgan Kuecker test their hypotheses on these issues. Their fascinating results reveal some thought provoking insights into audio visual media gender representations.

– National Communication Association|18-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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